FAQ Euro-kartoenale 2023 'Future of Mobility: on the Road to Cartopia'
- How can I register as a participant?
- Can I still send my works by traditional mail?
- Can I send my works to your e-mail address?
- I did register, but got no confirmation?
- How can I see that my works arrived well?
- What is the deadline?
- What is the theme of this edition?
- How must I interpret the theme ‘Future of Mobility - On the Road to Car(u)topia’?
- When will the jury meeting take place?
- Who will be the jury members?
- How is the jury meeting organised?
- How can I upload my works?
- Is there a cartoon book?
- Do I receive a cartoon book for free?
- I did sent my original works, can you send them back?
- What can I win?
- Is it open to cartoonists from other countries than European?
- Is there an exhibition?
- Can I come to the opening ceremony?
- In which format do I have to send the cartoons?
- What kind of organisation is the Euro-kartoenale?
- How are the rights of cartoonists respected?
- What are the rules?
- How can I participate?
You have to register online on the website: www.ecc-kruishoutem.be/register by using your e-mail address.
Yes. Of course. You can send your works to:
Euro-kartoenale - Réné D'Huyvetterstraat 5C - 9770 Kruishoutem - Belgium.
Just don’t forget to mention your name, surname and address on the back of each work.
No. We do not accept cartoons send to us by e-mail. You can send your cartoons via the online tool or by traditional mail.
Just check your spam. It does happen that the registration is seen as spam.
If you did click on the button "Okay I'm done" your participation is confirmed at 2 levels. First of all you get a message on your screen and you will get a confirmation by e-mail. Just check your spam if you did not get any e-mail.
You can also see your name appearing in the participation list on our website.
Did you sent us your cartoons by regular post? You can check if your name is on the participation list the day after we did receive your works.
You can participate in the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 2023 till the 10th of January 2023.
The theme of the Euro-kartoenale 2023 is: ‘Future of Mobility: On the Road to CAR-(u)topia'.
We hope to see a broad interpretation on the theme. Cartopia must be seen as Car - Utopia.
You can also check the reflections of our main sponsor Sofico on the subject here.
The live jury meeting will take place in the European Cartoon Center on the 27th of January 2023. If the corona pandemic results in specific restrictions on travelling or events the live jury meeting can be replaced by an on line meeting.
The jury is an international jury of cartoon professionals. The names will be published on the website after the deadline for the entries.
We find it very important to have a live jury meeting to guarantee a transparent and discussed verdict of the complete jury. If the corona pandemic results in specific restrictions on travelling or events the live jury meeting can be replaced by an on line meeting.
There will be an online pre-selection by all the jury members. The first 300 cartoons of this e-selection will be presented to the live jury meeting (printed on high quality paper or the original works sent by traditional mail). For that reason all works send by traditional mail, will be scanned and put in the pre-selection database by the organisers.
Yes. About 100 works are selected for the cartoon book.
All participants can get a free cartoon catalogue on request (email@example.com). However the postage costs are at their own account. If your work is published in the catalogue a free copy is sent automatically.
Yes of course. Just sent us a mail to let us know you like us to send them back. Due to the organisation of itinerant exhibitions all selected cartoons will not be send back till the end of December 2024. The awarded cartoons will remain property of the organisation.
The following prizes are awarded:
1st prize € 2.100,00 + trophy
2nd prize € 1.700,00 + trophy
3rd prize € 1.500,00 + trophy
Best European cartoon € 1000,00
Best Belgian cartoon € 1000,00
Prize of the ECC Personal exhibition in the ECC
Yes of course. Cartoonists from all over the world are welcome to participate.
Yes. The opening exhibition is in the European Cartoon Center from April till June 2023. After that a smaller itinerant exhibition will be held at different places in Belgium and abroad till the end of 2023.
Every cartoonist is more than welcome at the opening ceremony on Saturday 8 April 2023 in Kruishoutem. Unfortunately we are not able to pay your stay. But, let us know if you like to come, we can arrange some discount on your hotel.
All prize winners are offered a stay of 3 days in Kruishoutem.
The drawings shall have the following dimensions: A4 – 300 dpi, maximum 3MB for digital works.
The Euro-kartoenale is a biennial cartoon competition that has been organised in Kruishoutem (Belgium) since 1978. At each edition cartoonists are invited from all over the world to present drawings with a pre-defined theme. The universal topics are carefully selected and are not always of an apparent nature.
In previous editions the following topics were examined : Chicken and Egg, The Weather, The Circus, Money, Suitcases, Electricity, Freedom, Sand pebble and gravel, The Bicycle, Shoes, The Soul, Soil pollution and sanitation ... The themes that stimulate the artist's creativity also greatly increase the quality of the drawings that are presented.
The Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem has evolved over the years and reached the summit of the world as an international recognised organisation of quality.
The Euro-kartoenale is organised by the European Cartoon Center, an independent non-profit organisation ruled by a group of people passionate by cartoons since the start.
By participating the artist agrees with the rules and authorize the organizers to publish the submitted works in the catalogue and for the promotion of the exhibition. For any other use of the cartoons the permission of the cartoonist is previously requested.
See The rules
You can send your works in two ways:
Register and upload your cartoons on our website www.ecc-kruishoutem.be/register
Send them by regular post to the following address:
Euro-kartoenale - Réné D'Huyvetterstraat 5C - 9770 Kruishoutem - Belgium - Europe.